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Re: [Fwd: major problem with gnome-games dependency]

On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 08:32:35PM +0200, "Steinar H. Gunderson" <sgunderson@bigfoot.com> was heard to say:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 12:10:22PM -0600, Arthur H. Edwards wrote:
> > I work at a government laboratory where computer games are prohibited. I 
> > also use the gnome desktop. When I try to remove gnome-games apt wanst 
> > to remove gnome because gnome depends on gnome-games. This is really a 
> > show-stopper for government use of Linux. Also, I would think that the 
> > dependency should work the other way: gnome-games should depend on gnome.
> I've always wanted apt to be able to distinguish between a task and a
> metapackage; something like “I want GNOME, but without the games and
> Evolution, please”...
> Would it help having our metapackages use all Recommends instead of Depends?

  No, because people like to turn off the installation of recommendations
and then file bugs when major functionality is missing from packages :-/.


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